Celtic should wade in on the low offer made by Porto for PSG goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. The French champions are looking to get rid of the out of favour stopper.
Porto are without Iker Casillas due to retirement and seeking a replacement.
Porto a fait une offre de 6M€ pour Trapp au PSG. (Record)
Paris en demande entre 7 et 10M€. pic.twitter.com/WQqclvEi5A
— Romain Collet-Gaudin (@RomainCG75) July 16, 2019
Celtic can take advantage of low offer
In essence, the deal is unlikely to happen, but shows what’s on the market if Celtic look around.
Trapp is a fantastic keeper who is falling out of favour with the current regime.
He played last season on loan at former club Eintracht Frankfurt and was their starter.
The low valuation will turn more heads than Porto’s who reportedly made a 6 million euro bid.
At this rate, the Hoops should be taking a punt and test the water with a bid of their own.
The Bhoys have already forked out more than that to another French side in Toulouse for Christopher Jullien. Purchasing Trapp would be a mighty step up on what the Celts already have at their disposal.
Wages are perhaps the greatest stumbling block with Porto more than capable of covering them. However, the 29-year-old would be an investment and he has many more years to play.
Celtic keeper uncertainty may prompt a switch
Scott Bain aside, the goalkeeper situation is a bit of a question mark.
Young Conor Hazard has played some pre-season games as has Craig Gordon.
The veteran is getting on a bit and there the jury is still out on Hazard.
The Northern Ireland international made a meal of a couple of goals early doors but has pushed on.
Perhaps Neil Lennon would be looking at a young proper contender for the number one jersey.
The Trapp move shows there are bargains to be had in the footballing world.